All-Deaf/Mute Staffed Restaurant Opens In Gaza

A restaurant on the Gaza strip has opened up, with a twist: the entire staff are deaf and mute, Al Arabiya reports.

How does the staff and customers get their message across? 14 deaf-mute waiters and waitress, having taken cooking classes for eight months, take orders not from a menu with written word, but with signs and numbers that make it easier to communicate between the two party. Additionally, it helps eaters learn a bit about sign language, and integrate these employees better into society.

The restaurant hasn’t gone off without a hitch, but most problems are quickly and easily smoothed over.

Would you be interested in eating at a restaurant where you had to learn how to communicate with the staff?